What does your school do for Halloween?

  1. Our school is in an urban area where at least 30-40% of our families do NOT celebrate Halloween. Instead, this coming Friday we are having a Fall Carnival. The kids who participate can wear their costumes to school for the day (no masks or accessories allowed). We will have two classrooms for those kids who do not celebrate (they will all be wearing their usual school uniforms that day). All kids will participate in fun crafts, snacks, and Fall-themes activities. On Monday (actual Halloween) it will just be a normal day here. Not looking forward to Tuesday when they all bring candy to school (very strict anti-candy policy here) and I have to tell them to put it away...
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  3. by   kidzcare
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    Not looking forward to Tuesday when they all bring candy to school (very strict anti-candy policy here) and I have to tell them to put it away...
    The only time I've given an epi pen was the day after Halloween... Kid eating candy on the bus.


    I am in a junior high and I don't think they do any specific celebrating but I wasn't with this district last year. I know they are doing a "Haunted Prairie" thing that is outside of school hours.
  4. by   BeckyESRN
    We have a Fall Festival on Friday. Everyone is welcome to dress up or not-everyone does, even teachers- and they have a little parade outside before returning to their classrooms and having a party. Thankfully, we switched from a food free-for-all to just popcorn and water or 100% apple juice, so now my allergic kiddos don't have to worry about getting something that they can't touch, let alone eat! I've had Halloween erasers out on my front desk for weeks now, I'm pretty sure the school has gotten a treat from the nurse. Thank goodness for Target, you just can't beat 60 erasers for $1! My bulletin board this month is month is on the Teal Pumpkin Project.
  5. by   NutmeggeRN
    Looks like they have addressed meeting a variety of cultural concerns. Our HS does a fundraiser for a local charity by everyone paying to dress up (no masks or weapons). They used to do a great parade of the ES kids in their costumes but now that takes away too much educational time...
  6. by   AdobeRN
    Nothing...my district hasn't allowed anything for Halloween in years.
  7. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from AdobeRN
    Nothing...my district hasn't allowed anything for Halloween in years.
    Curious what state you practice in
  8. by   MrNurse(x2)
    We have a PO sponsored Trunk or Treat this Friday after a half day for our fun run.
  9. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from MrNurse(x2)
    We have a PO sponsored Trunk or Treat this Friday after a half day for our fun run.
    My daughter's school is doing a Trunk or Treat this Friday too- so fun! But rain is in the forecast
  10. by   AdobeRN
    Quote from MHDNURSE
    Curious what state you practice in
    Texas
  11. by   JenTheSchoolRN
    We have a tag day in the HS - meaning students can wear a costume instead of their uniform. But it is costume theme by homeroom. Each homeroom has a theme and each student must dress as part of it if they choose to dress up. The homerooms are judged and prizes are awarded. The "prizes" are points that count as part of our "Spirit Week."

    One year, the homeroom that won had the teacher dressed as Cruella DeVille and all her homeroom students were dressed as Dalmatians.
  12. by   rn4kiddos
    I am in a k pre-k center. We do a "Who Day Runway" where staff dress up as various storybook characters and during an assembly, the characters go down a runway while the librarian gives them clues from books they have read as to who it is. It's just adorable!
  13. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from Jen-Elizabeth
    One year, the homeroom that won had the teacher dressed as Cruella DeVille and all her homeroom students were dressed as Dalmatians.
    That's a fabulous idea! Now to convince my male principal that he would be a great Cruella DeVille!
  14. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from AdobeRN
    Nothing...my district hasn't allowed anything for Halloween in years.
    The parents here would birth a bovine if their little snowflakes didn't get to wear costumes!

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